May 27, 2015


Guests:  Victor Rivas Rivers, author, actor and advocate against domestic violence; Shannon Barry, Executive Director, DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)

In his book, A Private Family Matter, Victor Rivas Rivers describes the violence inflicted on him and his family by his father and what it took to break the cycle of abuse.  Rivers, a former NFL football player and now actor and advocate against domestic violence, will be in Madison as the keynote speaker at the Celebrate Independence Luncheon presented by DAIS - Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, on June 15 at the Concourse Hotel.

On this program, Victor Rivers shares insights about domestic violence and highlights the role men can play in creating an environment where women feel and are safe.  Also on the program, Shannon Barry, Executive Director of DAIS, who describes the growth in programs and community outreach for women and families to support those impacted by domestic violence in Dane County.  As you will hear, it is a public matter!

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